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Barclays Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 164 reviews)

  • Senior management appear to be out of touch and love marketing jargon when you wish they would just cut through the BS (in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy Going Environment, People Are Nice

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, hard to achieve anything

    Advice to Management

    Employee morale is low, and employee incentive is not aligned with the revenue growth.


  2. "Good Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NYC Headquarters - good fitness center and corporate dining options

    Cons

    Times Square location can be a bit seedy at times

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work from home arrangements
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Limited upward mobility
    - Decisions are driven by head office in UK


  4. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work. Good benefit and smart people. Many good opportunities to transfer to another role once you are in.

    Cons

    Any big company always has something that you don't like. But I think as long as you have a good manager to support you. Then everything will be fine


  5. "BNP term contract position review"

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    Former Contractor - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn software development approaches related to finance

    Cons

    Companies frugalness to teams budget and man power


  6. "Enjoyed my time there..."

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, supportive HR and Management.

    Cons

    Constant target for regulators, too many changes in Senior Management led to lower morale and confidence in the firm, which led to more departures.


  7. "Re: Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Non-qualified management does most of interview hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire using third party. This will make sure it is fair across the board.

  8. "Good Pay and Experience - Poor Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot, well paid, and good for the resume

    Cons

    Work life balance and levels of responsibility can be limiting


  9. "Good experience, excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience in investment banking, will gain deal experience across all products in coverage groups. Colleagues generally good with recommendations for your next job.

    Cons

    Not very culturally diverse, and you generally only see WASPs at VP level and up. Like gravitate toward like, and come promotion time, people put in the best words for those they like.

    Advice to Management

    Establish diversity quotas.


  10. "Solid experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good deal flow, solid learning experience

    Cons

    Group culture isn't that great.


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